Two Yet To Be Identified Young Lovers Have Reportedly Committed Suicide In Okija, Anambra State Because Their Parents Refused To Allow Them To Get Married.
In a suicide note that was found beside their dead bodies, they expressed displeasure over what they tagged “Racism in disguise.”
It could be deduced from their suicide note that their parents forbade them from getting married to each other.
The suicide note which was posted by a Twitter user @harrisonmbamara, reads;
“How can we separate after 6 solid years of dating and getting used to each other, Is it a crime hail from Okija, Anambra state?
We are both are from Okija in ihiala local government area, Anambra State, Nigeria.
We have already wanted to spend the rest of our lives together, we have already planned our future together.
We have already struggled to secure a better future together, now that things are gradually turning around for us, they are saying we can’t get married, all because of Osu caste, all because of an ancient belief that has been abolished in other villages.
The people of Okija choose to live in the past all as a result of ignorance that God created everyone equally.
So why would human beings discriminate just because of the ignorance of our forefathers, why will we keep suffering for what we know nothing about, for something we didn’t do.
why do we still choose to stay in the dark, this is racism in disguise, yet we want to be treated equally in the Whiteman land, a charity they say begins at home.
We made up our minds to end it all because we can’t stay without each other, Say no to osu caste.